Diane McLean was born in 1963 at Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape.
She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rhodes University in 1984, with distinction in Painting, followed in 1987 by her Master of Fine Arts from the same institution.
Her favourite media are oils, gouaches and pastels, and her subject matter ranges from portraits and nudes to landscapes, architectural studies, and still life. Her work is primarily figurative but with a strong atmospheric quality achieved by the use of muted colour.
She has participated in approximately 60 group exhibitions since 1984, including selection for major national exhibitions.
Her work is to be found in private, public and corporate collections in South Africa. She also has work in private collections in France, Portugal, UK, Australia, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Greece, Spain and USA.
She lectured in Painting and History of Art for eleven years and is currently painting full time from her studio in De Rust in the Klein Karoo.
Cel: 082 297 6977
PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Rhodes University, Grahamstown
University of Port Elizabeth
University of the North West, Mafikeng
Mangosuthu Technikon, Durban
1820 Foundation, Grahamstown
Mafikeng City Council
Rand Merchant Bank
Bop Broadcasting Corporation, Mafikeng
Sonnenberg, Hoffman & Galombik Attorneys, Cape Town
Portuguese Maritime Academy, Lisbon
WORK REPRODUCED IN PUBLICATIONS
Fair Lady, 28 May 1986
Insig, June 1993
Huntley, M, Art in Outline 1, Oxford University Press, 1992